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Polymer Clay Crafts for Kids

Using polymer clay to make gifts, ornaments and works of art.

 

 

Dog Key Chain Clay Craft for Kids

Long Nose Pliers

Acrylic Sealer Spray Paint

Dog Embossing Folder Set

 

How to Make Dog Key Chain Clay Craft:

1. Form your clay into a ball and press it down to flatten it. Use a rolling pin to roll it out to about 1/4" thick.

2. Stamp the clay with the rubber stamp and let the ink dry. Punch a hole at the top of the picture with a small straw.

3. Bake the clay piece in your oven according to the directions on the clay. When the piece is cool paint it with acrylic paint and then spray clear glossy paint over the surface to protect the picture.

4. To finish attach the key chain. If the loop in the key chain is too small, remove the loop with needle nose pliers and add a bigger loop.

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Clay Love, Peace, Joy Owl Ornaments

Polymer Clay and Stamps Christmas Ornaments Craft

 

What you will need:

Polyform Sculpey III Polymer Clay

Rolling pin

Knife

Red Raffia

Straw

Craft Wire

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

Black Ink Pad

Small Natural Feathers

Owl Rubber Stamps or other Stamps

 

How to Make Clay Love, Peace, Joy Owl Ornaments:

1. Form your clay into a ball and press it down to flatten it. Use a rolling pin to roll it out to about 1/4" thick.

2. Stamp the clay with the rubber stamp and let the ink dry. Punch a hole at the top of the ornament for hanging.

3. Do the same thing to make the words that will hang at the bottom of the ornament. Punch holes at the bottom of the owl ornament and at the top of the word pieces with the end of a straw .

4. Bake the pieces according to the directions for your clay, let them cool, and then color them with colored pencils.

5. When you are finished coloring, use thin craft wire to attach the two pieces. Place another wire at the top of the ornament to hang it. To finish glue on small feathers and a red bow made from raffia.

*The Owl stamps are from Hero Arts - Clear Design Owl Christmas - #1848

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Clay Star Ornament Craft

Polymer Clay Christmas Ornaments

What you will need:

Gold Sculpey III Polymer Clay

Rolling Pin

Star Cookie Cutter

Beads

Pretty Buttons

How to Make Polymer Clay Star Ornament:

1. Roll out the clay very thin, about 1/4" thick.

2. Use a star cookie cutter to cut out the shapes. I used a pen cap and hole punch to punch out holes in the stars (This technique would work really well with a snowflake cookie cutter also.)

3. Press beads and buttons into the clay to make patterns. (I cut the backs off of my buttons with some wire cutters) (You can find inexpensive buttons at used stores on old clothing. Look for sales where you can fill a bag for a dollar and just fill the bag with clothes that have pretty buttons.)

4. I cooked the clay according to the directions on the package with the beads in the clay. The buttons and bead did not melt. (Be very careful when doing this! Keep an eye on your ornaments and only cook them in a well ventilated room.) If you don't want to take the chance of melting the bead or buttons you can take them out before cooking the stars and then glue them in when they are cooled.

5. Glue in any beads that don't want to stay in the ornament.

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Clay Gift Tags and Christmas Ornament Craft

Polymer Clay Christmas Ornaments

What you will need:

Polymer Clay

Rolling Pin

Rubber Stamp of Your Choice

Black Ink Pad

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

Waxed Paper

Hole Punch or Straw

How to Make Clay Gift Tags and Christmas Ornament:

1. Form your clay into a ball and press it down to fallen it. Use a rolling pin to roll it out to about a 1/4" thickness.

2. Stamp the clay with the rubber stamp, let the ink dry and then turn it over (if you are making an ornament) and stamp the other side. Punch a hole at the top for hanging.

3. Bake the clay according to the directions for your clay, let cool, and then color it with colored pencils.

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Rubber Stamps for Clay Ornaments

 

 

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